A finalist in Columbia Journal‘s 2022 Spring Contest in the translation category judged by Aaron Coleman, this piece is a commentary on paternal abandonment and how forgiveness cannot be given to something you hardly know.
“A Body” is the fifth story in Mirabella’s translation manuscript of Infante Beovic’s book We Women Are All One Shadow (seeking a publisher). The story is forthcoming in Deep Vellum’s inaugural Best Literary Translations anthology.
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A 2022 ALTA Virtual Travel Fellow and alumna of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre, Michelle Mirabella is a Pittsburgh-based translator and interpreter. She holds an M.A. in translation and interpretation (Spa-Eng) from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and lives with a heart divided between Pittsburgh, Chile, and New York.
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